Here’s a couple thoughts on the Seattle Seahawks signings of defensive back Roy Lewis, linebacker Barrett Ruud and offensive lineman Deuce Lutui on Friday, which I wrote about today.
Bringing back Lewis gives Seattle another veteran presence in the back end of the defense, along with returning one of team’s core special teams players.
Ruud also adds experience and familiarity with Seattle’s scheme from his time in Tampa Bay with Seattle defensive coordinator Gus Bradley. But I don’t view Ruud as a replacement for David Hawthorne, but more as a mentor for the guy who will eventually take over at middle linebacker, whether it’s K.J. Wright or someone Seattle drafts in a few weeks.
And Lutui also adds some depth and experience up front along the offensive line, and could be insurance if John Moffitt struggles in returning from his knee injury that cut short his rookie season.
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According to ESPN’s Mike Sando, Seattle has 70 players on the team’s 80-man roster. That’s what I have as well.
Greg Gabriel of the National Football Post puts North Carolina defensive end Quinton Coples at the top of his list of risky first-round picks.
Rob Rang of NFLDraftScout.com has Coples as the No. 9 rated player on his big board.
Bucky Brooks of the NFL Network lists ASU QB Brock Osweiler among his riskiest picks.
According to TMZ, future Hall of Famer and current NFL Network analyst Warren Sapp has filed for bankruptcy.